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8-inch Howitzer (M110) 203mm Self-propelled
  

8-Inch Howitzer firing


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8 Inch Howitzer
B/7/15 FA
LZ Schueller - 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

M110 Howitzer
"Bad News" B12
B/7/15 FA - 1969


   

brnbtch.jpg (32999 bytes) "Burnin Bitch" Howitzer

"Burnin Bitch"
8-inch Howitzer
at LZ Schueller
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

"Burnin Bitch"
LZ Schueller 1971
B Battery 7/15th
Photo: 15th webmaster

   
2,500th round @ LZ Diamondhead 8" maintenance at LZ Oasis in late 1968
10,000th 7/15
round in 1967 at
LZ Diamondhead
Photo: Chas Hurst

   
8-inch maintenance
at LZ Oasis in late 1968
Photo: Dave Holdorf


   
Putting in a new engine 'Big Ammo' unloading heavy artillery rounds
C/7/15 engine swap
LZ Diamondhead
Photo: Mike Donley

   
'Big Ammo' delivery
300 rounds a night
Photo: Mike Donley

   
Lady Chatterly 8-inch rounds fused and ready to fire at Charlie
"Lady Chatterly"
LZ Diamondhead
Photo: Mike Donley
  
  
8-inch projos
fused and ready
Photo: Mike Donley

  
Eight-Inch Howitzer "Blood Thirsty" 8-Inch Howitzer "Bounty Hunter"
Howitzer at Eight
Inch Hill in 1968
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
Howitzer at Eight
Inch Hill in 1968
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
2/32d guns firing near Cu Chi in January 1966 Lettering the tube of an 8-inch gun
COILED COBRA,
CANNONADE, & 
CONG CHASER
of the 2/32d firing
near Cu Chi- Jan '66
Photo: Bill Van Eck

   
Bill Van Eck - 2/32
lettering the 8" tube
of "CANNONADE"
Photo: Bill Van Eck



   
8 incher at FSB Athena Road marching an Eight Inch Howitzer into Phu Cat base camp
FSB Athena, Kontum
Central Highlands
C Btry, 6/14th Arty
1st Field Forces
Early 1970
Photo: Dennis Proulx

   
Bringing in a C Btry
8 inch Gun to 15th FA
Base Camp at Phu Cat
3 July 1967
Photo: Hans Dollhausen


   
Howitzer at rest -- LZ Oasis -- Spring of 1969 8 inch Howitzer reloading at "the Oasis"
8-inch gun pit
1969 - LZ Oasis
Photo: Eddie Donato
C Btry, 56th Arty HAWK

   
8-inch gun pit
One of the 15th's?
Photo: Eddie Donato
C Btry, 56th Arty HAWK

   
8-inch at FSB Roy 7/15th Battalion Commander LTC Simpson next to an 8-Inch Howitzer
FSB Roy
gun pit
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed


   
7/15th Battalion
Commander LTC
Simpson - 1968
Photo: LTC Simpson

   
Is that the round? "Charley's Worry"
Eight Inch
Charge 3
Photo: Don Aird

   
"Charley's Worry"
1/83 Field Artillery
Photo: Don Aird

   
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
1/83 FA 
Photo: Don Aird

   

175mm gun (M107) Self-propelled  Range: 20 miles
  

175mm 175mm
LZ Schueller
west of An Khe
B/7/15
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
LZ Schueller
west of An Khe
B/7/15
Photo: Paul Hunter

   
175mm at LZ North English Big Bang



175mm firing
B/7/15 FA - 1969
LZ North English


   

'Big Bang'
C Btry - 7/15th
An Khe 1970
Photo: Tom Tate

   

dragwag.jpg (20038 bytes) 175's 'Canned Heat' and 'Cold Sweat'
Two 175mm guns
on "Dragon Wagons"
Artillery Hill 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster


   
'Canned Heat' &
'Cold Sweat'
Camp Radcliff 1970
C Btry - 7/15th
Photo: Tom Tate

   
LZ Diamondhead Motor Pool working on a 175mm gun 175mm Gun 2
175mm gun in
LZ Diamondhead motor
pool for maintenance
Photo: Dave Holdorf

   
C/7/15 loading
a "Jo" at An Khe
Camp Radcliff
Photo: Tom Tate

   
1965 Memorial Day parade passing through the main gate at Ft Sill "ALAMO" and "PROUD AMERICAN" at Camp Eagle in 1965
Memorial Day Parade
1965 Ft Sill, Oklahoma
from the deck of "Can Do"
Photo: Bill Van Eck

   
"ALAMO" and
"PROUD AMERICAN"
Camp Eagle - 1965
Photo: Bill Van Eck

   
175mm gun of the 22d Arty at Dak To Gun 4 returning from overhaul at Quang Tri
175mm gun of the
22d Arty at Dak To
Photo: Mike Donley

  
Gun 4 returning from
overhaul at Quang Tri
B/8/4  Photo: Ed Oleyn

   
175mm gun in a gun pit during 1968

175mm on display
in Hue, Vietnam

We heard there was
a 175mm gun at a
Vietnam War Museum
in Hue. Below is a photo
link by Operation Gold
Star taken in 2000.
[click here for image]

   

175mm gun of the
'Fighting Fifteenth'
in 1968
Photo: LTC Simpson


   
175mm gun crew "AGITATOR"
175mm gun crew
Photo: Don Aird


   
"AGITATOR"
1964-65
Photo: Mike Cronan

   
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IFFV 7F15 B-8
Summer 1968
Photo: Dave Hornbarger
4/60th Dusters

   

Seven photos below: LZ Blackhawk, C Btry / 7th Bn / 15th FA. This gun exploded and killed Earl T. Pearson Jr. on Nov 10, 1969
   Photos: Dave Holdorf

   

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Gun Trucks - Quad 50's and Mini-guns
  

Quad 50 guntruck "The Butchers" The "Kontiki" guntruck escorted many 7/15th convoys

Quad-50's Guntruck
"The Butchers"
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

"Kontiki" Guntruck
Used for convoy defense
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

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"Mighty Minny"
guntruck on Arty Hill
Photo: 15th webmaster

   
Quad-50's gun truck
"Mad Man" of the 4/60th
Photo: 15th webmaster

   
"American Breed" guntruck on Artillery Hill - Nov. 70 Quad-50's of "Mad Man" on HIRED KILLERS guntruck
"American Breed"
Arty Hill - Nov. 70
Photo: Billy Joe Galbraith

  
"HIRED KILLERS" gun truck
with "Mad Man" quad-50's
Photo: 15th webmaster

  
Night fire over the wire by "Calley's Avengers" - Cha Rang Valley - Nov. 71 "A Whole Lota Lead" guntruck in An Khe - Oct. 70
"Calley's Avengers"
Cha Rang Valley - Nov. 71
Credit: Billy Joe Galbraith

  
"A Whole Lota Lead"
An Khe - Oct. 1970
Credit: Billy Joe Galbraith

  
"It's Swell" QUAD 50 See a story about
Quad-50 guntrucks
from the October 1971
issue of TYPHOON
magazine titled
TRAILBOSS on the
"Nam Stories" page
[Go]
   
Quad 50
Fsb Aries March 71
1st Cav
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   
Quad 50 mount "Eve of Destruction" Quad in a sling
Raz Reed on the
Quad 50 mount
"Eve Of Destruction"
near Dong Ha
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
G Btry, 65th Arty ADA
101st Airborne. Enroute
to FSB Currahee in the
Ashau Valley '69
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
"GOOD LUCK CHARM" quad 50s Quad 50s "Widow Maker"

'GOOD LUCK CHARM'
on the perimeter of 
FSB Currahee
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   

'THE WIDOW MAKER'
SF camp perimeter
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed


   
Quad 50 at JJ Carroll Gun truck PEACE MAKER

QUAD- FIFTY "The End"
FSB  J.J .CARROLL 1970
Photo: Bob Webster

   

Quad-50 at Veghel
"PEACE MAKER"
Photo: Don Aird

   

Dusters - Twin 40mm guns (M42A1)
   

Duster during night fire at FB Birmingham - 1969

 This one is for all the Dusters crewmembers from Joe! 
FB Birmingham night fire in the summer of 1969
Photo credit: Joe M. King
   
   

4/60th Duster Duster at LZ Diamondhead in May 1968

Twin 40mm guns
on a Duster at
LZ Schueller - 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

Duster at LZ
Diamondhead - May 68
Photo: Dave Holdorf


   
Two dusters in a "mad minute" at LZ Schueller - 1971 Nightfire of two 4/60th Dusters at LZ Schueller in late 1971
Two 4/60th Dusters
in a "mad Minute"
LZ Schueller - 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster

  
4/60th nightfire on
the perimeter of
LZ Schueller - 1971
Photo: 15th webmaster

  
Burnt-up Duster on 8-Inch Hill in 1969 Duster on the perimeter at Firebase Athena
Burnt up Duster on
8 Inch Hill in 1969
Photo: Gary D. Harrington


   
FSB Athena
Central Highlands
Kontum - 1970
Dennis Proulx

   
Duster at New Plei Djereng Duster at the Hai Van Pass in 1969
One of two Dusters
at Plei Djereng after
1968 Tet Offensive
Photo: Kenneth Anderson

   
1/44 Arty D-231
at Hai Van Pass
June 1969
Photo: Jim Ballowe

   
Duster towing a Duster with no engine Duster of the 1-44th Artillery
Track D-222 towing
Track D-221
D Battery
1/44 Arty
Photo: Jim Ballowe

   
1st Platoon Track
just in from the
Ashau Valley Firebase
1/44th - May 1969
Photo: Jim Ballowe

   
Duster parked at LZ Oasis Duster
Duster at LZ Oasis
in early 1969
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
Duster - 1967
Photo: Robert Plumtree
HQ NZ V Force

   
Duster named 'UNDERTAKERS AGENT' 2 dusters in Vietnam
'UNDERTAKERS AGENT'
FSB Veghel
Photo: Don Aird

   
Two dusters
Photo: Don Aird


   

M101A1 (105mm)
   

105 tube explosion killed the crew

Close up of exploded 105 tube

ARVN 105mm gun tube blown up at LZ
Currahee. Miraculously no one was killed
Two photos above: 'Raspberry' Reed
   



   

   
Black & white
photo on left
of the same
incident
Photo:
Roger Dent

   

M102 (105mm)
   
M102 of the 173d Airborne -- 1969 High angle shoot by the 17th Artillery
M102 of the 173rd
Airborne - 1969
Photo: Gary D. Harrington


   
High angle shoot - 1970
C Btry, 2/17th Arty
Photo: Mike Burke
Section Chief - 6th Section

   

105s firing from FSB Currahee

High angle shoot

The 105s of LZ Currahee
firing high angle fire in 1969
Photos: 'Raspberry' Reed


   

Gun Section #6
C Btry, 2/17th Arty
in the Highlands - 1970
Photo: Mike Burke

   

High angle shoot

Near Ban Me Thout
C Btry, 2/17th
Photo: Mike Burke

   

105 SP - (M108)
   
105 SP
105 SP - M108
1969 - 5th Maint. Bn.
Photo: Gary D. Harrington

   

155mm Howitzers (Towed)
  

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155mm of the 1/92nd
Artillery Hill - 1971
  "The sound effects
 department of Pleiku"
Photo: 15th webmaster

   
155mm - 1/92nd - Gun 6
   In Full Recoil, sir!
Credit: Steve Ollerton



   
155mm at Firebase Noble 1st Air Cav 155mm in full recoil at Firebase Noble in early 1971

FSB Noble 155mm
War Zone D early 71
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   

FSB Noble 155mm
War Zone D 1st Air Cav
Dennis(Frenchy) Proulx

   

"Calamity Jane" of B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Artillery Towed 155's
"Calamity Jane" B/2/11
Fired the 'ON TIME' Bns
500,000 round in RVN
on Veterans Day 1968
at FSB Roy
Photo: Roger Dent

   

Operation Crimp
West of Saigon
Photo: Lenny Salvo
C/2/32



   

Armor
  

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1/10 Armored Cav tank
on perimeter defense
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

"Big Bertha" of the
1/10th at LZ Schueller
Photo: 15th webmaster

   

Tank movement at LZ Oasis during the Vietnam War APC test drive at 'the Oasis'
Tank moving through
the red dust at LZ Oasis
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
Test-driving a repaired
APC around LZ Oasis
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
Tanks along the perimeter wire
Tanks along the wire
Photo: LTC Simpson

   
Miscellaneous US weapons
   
M-60 machine gun ARVN mortar crew
M60 machine gun
at LZ Oasis in 1969
Photo: Eddie Donato

   
81mm US mortar
with ARVN crew
Photo: 'Raspberry' Reed

   
M-60 door gunner on a Huey Aerial rocket artillery (HOG) (all rockets)
M-60 door gunner
on a Huey helicopter
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
Aerial rocket artillery
(HOG) (all rockets)
Photo: Jim Bracewell

   
Huey M-60 doorgun Claymore mine Inside of Claymore
M-60 Door Gun
229th Avn Bn Huey
Photo: John "E.o.D." Hubbs

   
Claymore Mine
outside - inside
Photos: Don Aird


   
Weapons of the VC and NVA
   
Captured Pack 75 Howitzer Captured Pack 75 shell
Captured Pack 75 Howitzer
Photo: Charles Kelley

   
Captured Pack 75 ammo
Photo: Charles Kelley

   
Enemy .30 caliber M2 carbine
.30cal M2 carbine taken
off a dead Sapper
Photo: Jim Baggett

    

         

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